Earle, Lorne Campbell

December 6, 2017 - 7:54am
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kamloops, B.C.

February 11, 1928 - November 18, 2017

Surrounded by love, our wonderful husband and Dad passed away on November 18, 2017 at Royal Inland Hospital with his family by his side. 

Born in Dodsland, SK on February 11, 1928 and predeceased by his parents and sisters Gwen Jones, Kay White and Marlene Murray, Lorne is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 60+ years Sharon, daughter Sandy Treleaven (Brian), sons Scott (Shirley) and Mike, brother-in-law Stan Jones, brother-in-law Hayes (Vivian) Brown, sister-in-law Sue Hatch and sister-in-law Marion (Mel) Miners, as well as many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Born in Dodsland, SK on February 11, 1928, Lorne was the eldest child and only son of Campbell "Cam" and Doris Earle. One of his grandfathers owned the local store and the other was a farmer, so he was introduced to the working world at a young age. The family later relocated to B.C. and when Cam went overseas with the Canadian forces in 1941, Lorne became the man of the family at the tender age of 13. 

Having finished school at Victoria College Lorne joined the Bank of Montreal, and after various postings around central B.C. he ended up back home in Victoria where he and Sharon met and married in 1957. Three kids and several transfers later Lorne joined the Bank of B.C. and in 1971 the family made the happy move to Kamloops, which Lorne and Sharon made their forever home and where they later enjoyed many happy years of retirement together.

Lorne was a sports fan extraordinaire and cheered his beloved Bruins, Red Sox and Kamloops Blazers with great passion; the Red Sox finally winning their World Series (and then repeating twice!) was at the top of his sports highlight reel. He was an avid curler, and a lover of baseball stadiums and hockey arenas; one of his most famous exploits was sweet-talking his way into a sold-out Rangers game at Madison Square Garden, where the security guard not only let him in but ushered him to an empty luxury suite where he watched the game in the highest of style. 

If family and friends wish, a donation in Lorne's memory to KidSport BC or to another charity of choice would be much appreciated. A celebration of Lorne's life will be held in the spring, dates and details to be announced later. 

Condolences may be expressed online at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com

Arrangements under the direction of First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops, British Columbia.